Submission Deadline

Submissions on Ireland 2040 – Our Plan, draft National Planning Framework are no longer being accepted. The deadline for receipt of submissions was 12pm, Friday November 10th 2017.

Ireland 2040 Our Plan – Press Release

Today the Government published “Ireland 2040 – Our Plan” for its final round of public consultations. Over the next number of weeks, until 3 November, the public will have a chance to review what is essentially the long-term strategic planning framework for our country’s future growth and prosperity. Ireland 2040 – Our Plan will guide national, regional and local planning opportunities throughout our Republic together with investment decisions for at least the next two decades.
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Over 3,000 Students Nationwide Paint a Picture of how they want Ireland to look in 2040

Winners of the ‘Green-Schools Ireland 2040 – Our Plan’ National Poster Competition were today presented with their prizes by Minister Simon Coveney at an Awards Ceremony at the Custom House in Dublin.

Over 3,000 students from 255 schools representing every county in Ireland responded to the challenge of creating a poster to share their thoughts and ideas on how they would like Ireland to look in the future. The competition gave a platform to children and youth to engage in the consultation around the development of Ireland 2040 – Our Plan (National Planning Framework).

Schools Competition – Sample Entries

Minister Coveney will announce and meet the winners of our recent Green Schools Ireland 2040 poster competition on May 3rd but until then, why not have a look at some of the amazing entries we received. Thank you to all the entrants and to the schools and teachers who facilitated the entries.

To find out more about the competition, go to the Schools page.


An Taoiseach Enda Kenny together with Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Simon Coveney and Minister of State Damian English launched the consultation phase of Ireland 2040 –Our Plan at Maynooth University on Thursday February 2nd 2017.

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